Electric Pump and adapters

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AlW
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Electric Pump and adapters

Post by AlW » Wed May 11, 2016 10:57 am

I want to use an electric pump to get started inflating my AF Convertible. My truck has an inverter, so I could use either a 115 volt pump or a 12V pump. I presume I'll need to adapt any pump to the spring valves on the Convertible. It didn't look like the 12V pump in the products tab had the same fitting as the dual action pumps. I saw the adapter with gauge in the products list but it looks like it goes in line and has the same bayonet fitting on it as the AE hand pumps to connect to the hose. How does one go about adapting an electric pump to the AF Convertible valves?

Thanks,

Al

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Post by JCOOLEY » Wed May 11, 2016 2:38 pm

The 12V only provides up to .6 psi so it can only get the kayak started.
1. Open both #1 an #2 valve to the open position
2. Use the fitting on the 12v that is about 3/4" in diameter
3. Starting with Valve #1 inflate until it will not take any more air from the pump. Remove pump and quickly close valve.
4. Move to valve #2 and repeat process
5. Finish inflating kayak with Hand Pump to the desired 2.5 psi.

AlW
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Post by AlW » Wed May 11, 2016 2:44 pm

Thanks. So I can use the 12V pump in the products area, I just have to hold it on the valve?

You said 2.5 psi. I'm pretty sure my manual says 2 psi and not to over-inflate. Has there been an update?

Thanks,

Al

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Post by JCOOLEY » Wed May 11, 2016 2:48 pm

You may have to hold the pump in place. Usually it fits snug in the valve but it can vary a little.
I recommend going to 2.5 psi. That way when you put the kayak in the water, it will loose a little pressure because of the difference in temperature.

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